Jurgen Klopp puts Liverpool exit for ‘Exceptional’ player on hold

Jurgen Klopp puts Liverpool exit for 'Exceptional' player on hold
Jurgen Klopp puts Liverpool exit for 'Exceptional' player on hold

Liverpool midfielder, Tyler Morton, was supposed to join Blackburn Rovers on loan this transfer window, but Jurgen Klopp has halted the move.

The German has been full of praise for the 19-year-old midfielder this pre-season after he made his breakthrough last season.

In a successful domestic double campaign, Morton started for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and also made appearances in several cup matches.

“Tyler Morton has definitely taken the necessary steps.” Klopp told the press in Bangkok.

“He played good games for us as 6 when he’s actually an 8. He’s absolutely exceptional when you see him now in training.

Morton did seem to be headed for Blackburn Rovers, the team that gave Harvey Elliott such a great starting point. However, the manager now wants Morton to stay at the club until further notice due to injuries in the Liverpool midfield.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled in a pre-season friendly, which prevented him from traveling to Austria for the Reds’ training camp. Although not a midfielder, Diogo Jota is also not on the trip.

Morton have featured more than expected with the five substitutions system in use across all competitions.

Tyler Morton

But working under John Dahl Tomasson at Ewood Park would also be very beneficial and possibly a career-defining experience.

Elliott played for the Lancastrians in the 2020–21 season, scoring seven goals and providing assists across 41 league games. He returned to a first team place last season.

He was invited back to the stadium as a guest of honour in January as spoke highly of his stay there to RoversTV.

“It’s a lovely place, and with the fans there, it’s even much better now. It was great meeting the boys and all the staffs again.”

“Coming out here to watch the boys compete and cheer them on brought back good memories.

“On the way in, I was saying to my dad that I missed the drive, a lot of the laughter and joy and experience and learning that I got from the loan spell that I’ve put into this season.”

Morton is still a part of Liverpool’s plans for now, but it is believed that he will go on loan once the Reds have enough stability in the middle of the field.

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